Will CBD Make Me Fail a Drug Test?
A question that comes up frequently with CBD oil is, “will I fail a drug test if I use CBD?” The easy answer is no, you should not fail a drug test if you are consuming pure CBD isolate oil containing no THC. Unfortunately, life is never easy, so there are some things to take into consideration before you buy CBD oil, especially if you might go through a drug screening.
CBD oil can be made from both cannabis and hemp. Hemp based CBD oil is unlikely to result in a positive test because it rarely contains enough THC for detection during a drug screen, but you never know. Hemp is differentiated from the drug-type cannabis by having less than 0.3% THC content, which is a minimal amount of THC that may not even come up in a test. If you are at all concerned, then you should check your CBD product for a third party lab’s certificate of analysis which should confirm how much THC there is in the bottle. It could show that there is no THC at all which likely means that the oil has been made with a CBD isolate.
Due to the lack of regulation for CBD products, there are no standardized doses recommended for effectiveness. Some brands recommend higher doses than others. Again, because hemp-derived CBD products aren’t FDA regulated, much of what you see in stores or even online can be unreliable. As a result of varying dose recommendations and uncertain THC levels, consuming CBD gummies may be yummy, but comes with risks.
There very well might be some THC in your CBD oil. You might think, “Well, so what?” It’s true that a trace amount of THC will not get you high, but it could still result in a positive drug test. The federal government has deemed hemp plants with a THC level of .3% or less, on a dry weight basis, are legal. They obviously accept that small amounts of THC are ok, but that does not mean that your employer does. It is essential that when you shop for CBD oil, you look for signs that there may be THC present in the oil. Beware of any oil labeled full spectrum CBD oil.
A full spectrum CBD product means that it is not made from an isolate. It includes a full suite of cannabinoids, including some THC. So, if we need more regulation and companies aren’t always honest, how does someone new to CBD minimize their risk when choosing a CBD product? Start with research. Make sure you look into any company you are considering buying CBD products from by reading CBD oil reviews, and other key factors that tell you that the company is legitimate.
Look for information about product processing techniques and if there is any possibility of cross-contamination. A quality brand will disclose where the source hemp comes from, what method of extraction is used to produce the CBD, whether or not an independent lab tests the CBD for purity, authenticity and for any possible contaminants. While you can never be 100% sure, these are the best safeguards to ensure you have a quality product and to protect you against that drug screen.
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